Two major clubs celebrate their anniversary while the likes of Oliver $, Nicolas Jaar’s Darkside, Sander van Doorn and Monster Cat takes up our top picks in April.
Rewind feat. Oliver $ The Berlin house DJ-producer loves his tunes jacked with wobbly sub bass and sparse vocal samples. One of his proudest produce is the track ‘Doin’ Ya Thang’ –a Beatport No. 1 for 5 weeks. Get on the bounce when he takes over kyō.
4 Apr, 10pm | Venue: kyō,#B1-02 Keck Seng Tower, 133 Cecil Street | $20-25 (includes one drink)
Midnight Safari: The Butter Factory’s 8th Anniversary
Resident DJs Andrew T, Tang, Dave Does and Zushan will be all hands on deck to celebrate their fun-loving club’s anniversary.
5 Apr, 10pm | Venue: The Butter Factory, #02-02/03/04, 1 Fullerton Road | Art Bar: $15 (includes one drink); The Butter Factory: $25-30 (includes two drinks)
The Gathering with Darkside
One of Nicolas Jaar’s collaborations, Darkside sees him partner with Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington for a quintessential take on all things minimal and abstract. Just listen to their remix of Daft Punk’s album ‘Random Access Memories’ and embark on a trip down broody ville.
6 Apr, 7pm | Venue: Scape, 2 Orchard Link | $65-85 from Eventclique
Monster Cat - The Violet Hour Launch Show
For the first-time ever celebrated rock outfit Monster Cat will perform their full-length album, ‘The Violet Hour’. Synonymous to the band’s avant-garde approach, the concert will feature spellbinding visuals from some of the country’s finest artists.
11 Apr, 8pm | Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street | $25-30 from kittywurecords.com
Loof pres. French Kiwi Juice
The Parisian producer has made a name for himself for his funky disco tunes soaked with hip-hop sensibilities. A teasing blend of slow-burners for those not looking to pump fist in the air on treetops.
12 Apr, 9pm | | Venue: Loof,331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension | Free
Zouk 23rd Anniversary Week
Four days of debauchery await starting with TGIW followed by Mambo Jambo on the Eve of Good Friday. The legendary Fredde Le Grand will be laying his staple house ditties on Friday while Sander van Doorn celebrates Zouk’s 23rd proper at the main room on Saturday.
16-19 Apr, 10pm | Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street | $25-35 (includes two drinks)
Darker Than Wax feat. Pangaea
With previous visits by founding members, Pearson Sound and Ben UFO, the holy trinity of UK label Hessle Audio sees it's entirety as Pangaea joins local label Darker Than Wax founders Cosa Nostra and Norman C at the forward-thinking club.
19 Apr, 10pm | Venue:kyō,#B1-02 Keck Seng Tower, 133 Cecil Street | $20-25 (includes one drink)
Para//el pres. Secret Cinema
Dutch DJ-producer Jeroen Verheij aka Secret Cinema made his debut in 1990 and has since become one of the most prolific techno purveyors in the industry. Catch him at Zouk’s discerning night, Parallel at Velvet Underground. 25 Apr, 10pm | Venue: Velvet Underground, Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street | $28-35 (includes two drinks)
Wax On Wax Off – Record Store Day Party
After a successful collaboration with online portal Vinyl of the Day last year, Loof brings back the joy of wax with Darren Dubwise, Koflow, Shellsuit, Dave Code and Chunk on the decks. Scour for records and merchs at the pop-up music shop by Fred Perry and Ziggy while the warm timbers of singer-songwriter These Brittle Bones serenade you through sunset.
19 Apr, 7pm | Venue: Loof,331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension | Free
Midnight Shift Label Showcase feat. Kirk Degiorgio
To be released on the Midnight Shift label this year, British captain Kirk Degiorgio graces the kyō decks for the label’s showcase. The evening also featuring Syafii, DJ and promoter of the long-running Good Times night in Singapore, alongside resident Norman C. 26 Apr, 10pm | Venue:kyō,#B1-02 Keck Seng Tower, 133 Cecil Street | $20-25 (includes one drink)